Ignorance Isn't Bliss: An Empirical Analysis of Attention Patterns in Online Communities

@article{Wagner2012IgnoranceIB,
  title={Ignorance Isn't Bliss: An Empirical Analysis of Attention Patterns in Online Communities},
  author={Claudia Wagner and Matthew Rowe and Markus Strohmaier and Harith Alani},
  journal={2012 International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust and 2012 International Confernece on Social Computing},
  year={2012},
  pages={101-110}
}
Online community managers work towards building and managing communities around a given brand or topic. Arisk imposed on such managers is that their community may die out and its utility diminish to users. Understanding what drives attention to content and the dynamics of discussions in a given community informs the community manager and/or host with the factors that are associated with attention, allowing them to detect a reduction in such factors. In this paper we gain insights into the… CONTINUE READING

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